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Rode in wool for the first time today....

Old 08-02-09, 02:28 PM
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Rode in wool for the first time today....

90*F, 15% humidity, no wind





felt like marathon'ing through death valley in a rib-knit sweater.

saving it for the winter time.
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Old 08-02-09, 02:37 PM
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Years ago, wool was the standard even for riding shorts. As were actual-leather "chamois" pads...

Thankfully, we have moved on.... Wool does have some advantages for cool/damp weather; it will continue to insulate to some degree even when wet, and it does "wick" sweat fairly well.
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Old 08-02-09, 03:41 PM
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It's been probably 25 years since I last wore wool shorts. I have no memories of feeling hot in them.
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i dont think the discomfort was due to the material being wool per se.. the jersey was just quite thick and felt "heavy"... and thicker = less ventilation
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I love my merino wool for cycling ... but I keep it for temps under 20C.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I love my merino wool for cycling ... but I keep it for temps under 20C.
I don't even know how 20C translates to Farenheit, but that still gets a big +1 from me. Wool rocks for winter; wool sucks for summer.

Rocks vs. Sucks. An easy mnemonic would be the aliteration of Sucks for Summer.

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Meh? Been wearing this every day this summer:
http://www.ibexwear.com/shop/Product...Cycling-Jersey

Only complaint is I wish my orange one was brighter. Curious how bright the new yellow ones are.
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